On gravity induced electric field in space plasmas

J. Vranjes, Masayoshi Tanaka

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    An analysis of ambipolar, gravity-induced, electric field in ordinary and dusty space plasmas is presented. It is shown that the ambipolar field modifies density distribution of light ions in such a way that, in a part of space occupied by plasma, it increases with the decrease of the gravity field. The presence of dust changes the characteristic scale length and the amplitude of the ambipolar field by several orders of magnitude.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)325-328
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysica Scripta
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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